Bedfordshire LOC

Luton PCT Childrens/Orthoptic Referral Guidelines

Eye Clinic – Children’s Services
Liverpool Road Health Centre
9 Mersey Place
Liverpool Road

Tel: 01582 708155/54/53
Fax: 01582 708276




Dear Optometrists,

Re:  New referral Procedure

Please could all children with suspected amblyopia and or squints, be referred directly to the Community Eye Clinic at Liverpool Road Health Centre in Luton?

Please include the child’s full name, address, date of birth and GP. This will enable our administrator to find the correct NHS number.

Our staff at Liverpool road consists of Orthoptists, Specialist Paediatric Optometrists and Mr Barnes, Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist.

This new procedure is the result of consultations with Mr Barnes, Consultant  Paediatric Ophthalmologist and clinical director of ophthalmology at the Luton & Dunstable hospital, and Luton  clinical commissioning group.

This new referral procedure will relieve pressure on services at the Luton & Dunstable hospital.

Thank you for your help in this matter.

Yours Faithfully


Caroline Doherty

Orthoptic Team Leader

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